Book description
This textbook introduces chemistry and chemical engineering students to molecular descriptions of thermodynamics, chemical systems, and biomolecules. Equips students with the ability to apply the method to their own systems, as today's research is microscopic and molecular and articles are written in that language
 Provides ample illustrations and tables to describe rather difficult concepts
 Makes use of plots (charts) to help students understand the mathematics necessary for the contents
 Includes practice problems and answers
Table of contents
 Cover
 Preface
 Acknowledgments
 About the Companion Website
 Symbols and Constants
 1 Introduction
 2 Review of Probability Theory

3 Energy and Interactions
 3.1 Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy of Atoms and Ions
 3.2 Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy of Diatomic Molecules
 3.3 Kinetic Energy of Polyatomic Molecules
 3.4 Interactions Between Molecules
 3.5 Energy as an Extensive Property
 3.6 Kinetic Energy of a Gas Molecule in Quantum Mechanics
 Problems

4 Statistical Mechanics
 4.1 Basic Assumptions, Microcanonical Ensembles, and Canonical Ensembles
 4.2 Probability Distribution in Canonical Ensembles and Partition Functions
 4.3 Internal Energy
 4.4 Identification of β
 4.5 Equipartition Law
 4.6 Other Thermodynamic Functions
 4.7 Another View of Entropy
 4.8 Fluctuations of Energy
 4.9 Grand Canonical Ensembles
 4.10 Cumulants of Energy
 Problems
 5 Canonical Ensemble of Gas Molecules
 6 Indistinguishable Particles
 7 Imperfect Gas
 8 Rubber Elasticity
 9 Law of Mass Action
 10 Adsorption
 11 Ising Model
 12 Helical Polymer
 13 Helix–Coil Transition
 14 Regular Solutions
 Appendix A: Mathematics
 References
 Index
 End User License Agreement
Product information
 Title: Statistical Thermodynamics
 Author(s):
 Release date: March 2019
 Publisher(s): Wiley
 ISBN: 9781118305119
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